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Table 3 Estimated mean cost* per patient undergoing laparotomy or robotic surgery

From: Robotic vs. open surgery in obese women with low-grade endometrial cancer: comparison of costs and quality of life measures

Variable Laparotomy (n = 61) Robotic Surgery (n = 77) p-value
CPP**
 Mean 8270 8850 0.148***
 SD 20,598 6397  
CPP including robotic maintenance
 Mean 8270 10,850$/ 9422° 0.001/ 0.11**
 SD 5363 1665  
CPP including robotic maintenance and initial cost
 Mean 8270 14,422$/10,442° < 0.001/ 0.003**
 SD 5363 1665  
  1. *All prices are in US dollars. Exchange rate mean 2016: 1 USD = 3.84 NIS
  2. **CPP-cost per patient, including all costs related to activities performed in operating room (surgical instruments), cost of 1 OR hour + recovery = 3600 NIS ($937) postoperative care including hospitalization, returning hospitalizations and ward costs (the cost per day of hospitalization = 3802 NIS ($990) and 30-days postoperative care). Annual robotic maintenance was 200,000 USD. Initial robotic system cost 2.5 million USD with assumed 7-year depreciation
  3. ***Student t-test
  4. $Per 100 procedures per robotic system
  5. °Per 350 procedures per robotic system